Category Archives: bee keeping

Catching Bees With A Swarm Trap

Just five days into spring and already I’m thinking about this season’s first inevitable swarm. There are a number of reasons why swarms occur and no matter how diligent you are as a bee keeper it can sometimes be difficult to prevent them. The possibility of losing 50% or more of ones bees is no

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Chasing Bees And Climbing Trees

When I’m not making tui feeders or pottering in the veggie garden I really enjoy spending any spare time, not that I have much working with the bees. Upon acquiring our first bee hive two years ago I knew that it would become an addiction and now I can’t imagine not having them around. Keeping

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